Germany -Doctors report mental stress due to long hours and work pressure -November 06, 2015

The Marburger Bond doctors union found that an overwhelming share of its member suffer from stress due to excessive working hours. A survey of its 4000 members showed 59% reported frequent mental stress, 69% having too little time to treat patients and 72% said their own health was negatively affected by the job. The doctors point to excessive working hour limits, shift work and under staffing as causes of the stress.

English: http://www.epsu.org/a/11788

German: https://www.marburger-bund.de/artikel/allgemein-pressemitteilungen/2015/klinik …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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